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Albany High Class of 1962 showcases talents

Kay Pedrotti

Special to The Herald

ALBANY — The 50th reunion of the Albany High School Class of 1962 will have a unique aspect. “Tribal Treasures Showcase” on Saturday will feature diverse talents of class members.

Albanian Carol Pate Stark has organized the display of paintings, photography, books, needlework and other specialty art. Stark will show three of her own paintings.

The reunion is set for 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday at Shackelford House and 7 p.m.-midnight Saturday the group will gather at Doublegate Country Club. Big Ernie and Danny will play oldies 8 p.m.-11 p.m.

Other painting exhibitors in the Tribal Treasures Showcase include Cherie Aldhizer Jones, Sylvester; Eileen Rothschild, San Jose, Calif.; Eleanor Simpson Banks, Albany; Nancy Rushton Novick, Reston, Va.; Jan Jarrett Smith, Leesburg, Fla., and Evelyn Reeves Reynolds, Gainesville.

Photographers include Bill Satterfield and Ed Faber, Albany; Joann Roark Arneson and Carol Mauldin Rathel, Leesburg; Charles Ruehl, Pearland, Texas; Jimmy Gibbs, Monroeville, Ala., and JoEllen Schatz Bryant, Tarpon Springs, Fla.

Needlework will be shown by Tappie Hambrick Sauls, Albany; Gloria Crawley Smith, Jackson, and Evelyn Reeves Reynolds, Gainesville. Carol Rockett Megathlin of Savannah will have copies of her book “Fighting without Fanfare: Honest Thoughts about Human Dilemmas” available for purchase. An award-nominated series of newspaper articles including those of Kay Smith Pedrotti of Milner will also be on display.

Other specialty artists include Pam Jordan Newton, Fayetteville, purses; Carol Gibbs Hayes, Marietta, painted gourds, and Joel McEwen, Loganville, hand-carved knives, hand-beaded jewelry and hand-tooled clothing. Another classmate, Scott MacElroy and his wife Mary of Virginia Beach, Va., were at the Chehaw Powwow last weekend as re-enactors.

“We’ve worked hard to find our class members who have special talents,” said planning committee chair Jonnie Holley Douglas of Arabi. “Carol and her committee have done a fantastic job pulling it all together.” For more information call Stark at 436-3425.